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Horizontal Abduction-Is More Always Better?

Horizontal Abduction-Is More Always Better?

All pitchers have heard certain mechanical cues and common phrases used by teammates and coaches everywhere. Along with hip/shoulder separation, “scap loading” is one of those phrases. Scap loading is a phrase originally coined by Paul Nyman and refers to the...

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Upper Body Plyometrics for Throwing Velocity

Upper Body Plyometrics for Throwing Velocity

Strength is an extremely important general quality for athletes of all levels to develop and maintain. Strength raises the athlete’s maximal force producing capabilities which underly everything the athlete does in sport. However, at a certain point, strength training...

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A Science Based Model For Deloading and Reloading Throwing

A Science Based Model For Deloading and Reloading Throwing

With COVID-19 delaying and cancelling many baseball seasons, pitchers are finding themselves in limbo. Do they continue to throw as if the season is happening next week? Do they shut down? Do they treat it like the offseason? A deload can work well in this situation...

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Horizontal Abduction-Is More Always Better?

All pitchers have heard certain mechanical cues and common phrases used by teammates and coaches everywhere. Along with hip/shoulder separation, “scap loading” is one of those phrases. Scap loading is a phrase originally coined by Paul Nyman and refers to the...

read more